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57: Three Martyrs

East gallery, capital 57, north face detail. The capital depicts the Martyrdom of Saints Fructueux, Augure and Euloge (Fructuosus, Augurius and Eulogius). Saint Fructuosus was the first bishop of Tarragon and he was martyred along with his deacons Augurius and Eulogius by burning in 259 AD. Legend has it that after their ropes burned away, they spread their arms in memory of the crucifixion.

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